We know him as Pope Francis. But what else could we know about him?
1. He’s a Jesuit.
Okay this one you probably already knew because BC and the entire world has made a point to mention it.
2. He gets to live in a palace.
Pope Francis will move into the Apostolic Palace which has roughly 1,400 rooms. It is the second largest palace in the world, only behind the Dalai Lama’s in Tibet.
3. He only has one lung.
As a teenager Pope Francis had a lung removed due to an infection.
4. He’s the first non-European born pope.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pope Francis is not only the first non-European born pope in modern times, but the first South American pope ever.
5. He takes public transportation.
Well, used to take public transportation. He opted to live simply--meaning Pope Francis would take buses and other forms of public transport. Now he’ll have to settle for the “pope mobile” for simplicity.
6. He cooks his own food.
Regardless of whether or not he’s making gourmet meal or microwaving a TV dinner, it’s going to be a challenge for Pope Francis to find time to make his own meals with all of his new pope duties. The fact that he cooked while a cardinal and spent time traveling on a bus is astounding.
7. There’s no roman numeral after his name for a reason.
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio is the first person to take the name of St. Francis of Assisi since he wanted to honor the poor and destitute as well as nature.
School, major and year: A&S, Economics, 2015
HometownRancho Cucamonga, California
What makes the Gavel so BANGin’? We keep it fresh. It’s drippin with swagger and is home to some of the coolest cats on campus. The Gavel is always fun and I’ve met nothing short of amazing people and writers here.
You have 24 hours to give prospective students a tour of BC and convince them to enroll. How do you spend the day? I’d start by getting some coffee and a personalized omelet at Mac. Then we’d go lose our voices at a football game and wear our super awesome Superfan shirts. We would then go see one of the amazing Acapella groups perform. We’d get some Mac N Cheese from the Rat for lunch. We would go see My Mother’s Fleabag for an awesome good time. Then we’d take a break and visit the dorms (i.e. sit in my room and watch Mean Girls…because Mean Girls.). We would then go to a hockey game, then to the Mods, and end the night at Late Night.
If you could go back in time and give yourself a pep talk the night before you moved into BC as a freshman, what is the most important piece of advice that you would give to your former self? Eat your vegetables and take a lot of pictures.
What is your favorite study spot on campus? The Rat
What is your go-to meal at Late Night? That delicious Simply Orange juice the dining halls always have stocked. This and a personal pizza topped with ketchup. Judge all you want, but ketchup on pizza is the best thing to happen since Game of Thrones.
What is the #1 most played song on your iTunes? “I Always Knew” by the Vaccines
What is the best Halloween costume that you have ever worn? I was Minnie Mouse as a kid. Not trying to brag, but I rocked the ears off that costume.
If you could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Del Taco
If you could befriend the main characters from any TV show or movie, who would you choose and why? Easy. Harry Potter. (I’m assuming) I’d get to go to Hogwarts, be a wizard AND be friends with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. It’s a win win, for me anyway. If I can’t be a wizard then i’d be friends with the main characters from This Is The End.